Scientific Name: Vicia faba L.,
Types: wide- small – two parts (blanched)
1-Whole Broad Bean Seeds
2-Split Broad Bean
Broad bean is greatly used for human consumption in the Arabic world, but also used for animal forage,
The origin of broad beans is obscure, but the best information indicates the Mediterranean area. Remains are reported to have been found in Egyptian tombs.
The parts of the plants used are the seeds as a cooked vegetable. Pick the beans when they are full-sized, but before the pods dry, since they are a green-shell bean. . Broad beans are very nutritious, containing 23% protein.